midwest artists


Woo, the final results of my badge pre-orders I took during November! Had a blast working on these and delivering them at Midwest Furfest last weekend.
Big huge thank you to everyone who commissioned me! I will try to do pre-orders before every convention I attend.

Micron & prismacolor marker on paper.


On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with the pilot, Roger Peterson. The event later became known as “The Day the Music Died”, after singer-songwriter Don McLean so referred to it in his song “American Pie”.

At the time, Holly and his band, consisting of Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch, were playing on the “Winter Dance Party” tour across the Midwest. Rising artists Valens and Richardson had joined the tour as well.

The long journeys between venues on board the cold, uncomfortable tour buses adversely affected the performers, with cases of flu and even frostbite. After stopping at Clear Lake to perform, and frustrated by such conditions, Holly fatefully decided to charter a plane to reach their next venue in Moorhead, Minnesota. Richardson, who had flu, swapped places with Jennings, taking the latter’s seat on the plane, while Allsup lost his seat to Valens on a coin toss.

Soon after take-off, late at night and in poor, wintry weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the light aircraft, a Beechcraft Bonanza, which subsequently crashed into a cornfield, leaving no survivors.


Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

1 and 3: Nikon 35ti // Lomography 100

2: Nikon F2 // Kodak Portra 400


Got the opportunity to hang and document Mick Jenkins for The Hundreds last night. Man, it was a crazy night I just hope the images above cements that thought. 

Photographing Mick was really interesting, the guy is extremely tall yet its the tall that doesn’t really seem that tall till your close you know? The guy was extremely humble and chill, I’ve never meet a more down to earth artist who showed so much love across the board be it his fans or the guys on his team. Being more on the conscious side of rap, I thought it would be funny to share with him one of my darker jokes (too dark for tumblr). Needless to say I managed to capture a little something more than a chuckle! Much love and respect to the homie! 




Guys. One of my best friends just started blowing glass, and I’d really appreciate it if you went and checked out his stuff, gave a few likes, maybe a follow.

This is a glass pipe I bought from him a few weeks ago, it’s one of the first color changing pipes he made. I’m so in love!!! 😍

He’s been getting into more styles/different stuff lately too. I can already tell he’s going to be fucking awesome for how far he’s come in such a short time. My friends are so sugoi. 😎


Cedar Falls, Iowa
Population: 39,260

“Cedar Falls was founded in 1845 by William Sturgis. It was originally named Sturgis Falls, for the first family who settled the site. The Sturgis family moved on within a few years and the city was renamed Cedar Falls because of its proximity to the Cedar River. However the city’s founders are honored each year with a three-day community-wide celebration named in their honor – the Sturgis Falls Celebration.

Because of the availability of water power, Cedar Falls developed as a milling and industrial center prior to the Civil War. The establishment of the Civil War Soldiers’ Orphans Home in Cedar Falls changed the direction in which the city developed when, following the war, it became the first building on the campus of the Iowa State Normal School (now the University of Northern Iowa).”